13 November 2009

October ’09 3rd Coolest on Record

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Thank goodness for global warning!

"The October 2009 average temperature for the contiguous United States was the third coolest on record for that month according to NOAA’s State of the Climate report issued today. Based on data going back to 1895, the monthly National Climatic Data Center analysis is part of the suite of climate services provided by NOAA.

Report from NOAA.gov

Photo: Has nothing to do with this article, but we've noticed that readership goes up when an image is included in the post.

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Lobstermen Can’t Make A Living in Connecticut

“A record number of pounds of lobsters were caught in waters of the Long Island Sound in 1998. Ten years later, it hit a record low.

“And that's not the only record low; just over 200 lobster licenses were issued this year which is down from 700 in 1980. And, it's estimated that there are only five full-time commercial lobstermen in state.”

Story from WTNH.com

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NOAA Deploys Smart Buoy

"NOAA deployed the seventh in a series of smart buoys to monitor weather conditions and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay today. The buoy, located at the mouth of Severn River near Annapolis, Md., will be used by commercial and recreational boaters to navigate safely and provide data for educators and scientists to monitor the Bay's changing conditions.”

More info at NOAA.gov

CTSWF: Note that ConnecticutSaltwaterFishing.com has links [check the left frame] to several buoys in Long Island Sound; by clicking on these links you can get the latest information on wind speed, air temp, and water temp.

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CT DEP’s Final Fishing Report of the Season

Apparently unaware that fish are caught in open water all year-round, CT DEP says,
“THIS IS THE FINAL REGULAR SEASON 2009 FISHING REPORT (reports will resume next spring).

“OCCASIONAL REPORTS WILL BE ISSUED DURING THE ICE FISHING SEASON.

"THANK YOU, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY FISHING!”

Report is at CTDEPFishingReport

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Don’t forget, a saltwater fishing license is now required to fish the marine waters of Connecticut. You can purchase one from your local bait & tackle shop, such as Newtown Bait & Tackle, or at Town/City Hall.

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Check these links for more information:

Connecticut Tourism;
Long Island Sound Resource Center;
Housatonic Valley Association;
Stratford, Connecticut;
Milford, Connecticut

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